October 27, 2011 10.45 am This story is over 122 months old

Residents petition for crossing on busy city road

Crossing needed: Residents in the south of Lincoln are requesting a crossing on a busy road to protect pedestrians trying to cross.

Residents around Brant Road in Lincoln are holding a campaign to have a crossing installed by the doctors’ surgery, a dangerous spot for pedestrians.

Many people in the area cross in the spot pictured above to get to Brant Road Surgery, however due to the amount of traffic on the street, and the width or the road, it can be hazardous for schoolchildren and the elderly.

Residents have put together a petition to the Lincolnshire County Council, stressing the need of a crossing on the dangerous section of the road.

Ward Councillor Marc Jones agrees with the issue and is one of the main campaign organisers.

He said: “At the moment there is a small island in the centre of the road that is barely large enough for a couple to stand on safely, let alone get a bike or wheelchair on without overhanging into the road.

“There is a real demand for a crossing at this spot with all age groups crossing the road here daily to make the journey to schools, shops and the doctors surgery;

“It’s a real danger that someone will get badly hurt and I would rather the County Council took action before that happened.

“I would urge anyone who has ever witnessed someone struggling to cross a busy road to sign the petition, anyone who lives in Lincolnshire is eligible to sign, not just those who live near Brant Road.”

The online petition, which has 16 signatures so far, can be signed here.

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